HNTB Public Engagement and Communications Director in Seattle, Washington
What We're Looking For
At HNTB, we believe that collaboration with interested parties and community members inspires innovation and more creative transportation
solutions. That’s why we work every day with multidisciplinary teams of planners, engineers and construction managers to center people in
world-class infrastructure planning, design and construction efforts.
At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners.
This opportunity entails designing strategies to enhance changes for acceptance by the public and political officials. Developing innovative approaches for informing the public and generating feedback. Coordinating and implementing media relations strategies, including producing media releases and media kits, conducting news conferences, conducting opinion research, implementing direct mail campaigns. Organizing and facilitating public meetings. Writing and producing newsletters, flyers, briefing books, manuals, brochures and a variety of other written products.
What You’ll Do:
Responsible for establishing goals and objectives for public engagement and communications programs. Provides strategic support, guidance and recommendations to the client to develop and implement comprehensive communication strategies and programs to advance client goals and build stakeholder support.
Presents proposals and strategies to clients to help win work in conjunction with other project leadership. Delivers quality work, on time, on budget and to the client's satisfaction.
Identifies potential audiences, reviews who is affected directly and indirectly, and involves new individuals and groups as others become engaged.
Directs the development of and approves overall program messaging, implementation strategies, collateral materials and all other supplemental communications materials.
Responsible for teams adherence to compliance with rules and laws specifically outlined by state and federal regulations and those that may be requested by clients.
Directs and manages public engagement and communications employees in developing and administering public involvement, communications, and outreach programs.
Oversees support staff efforts to ensure successful implementation and development of events, print and graphic materials, and program messaging as scoped, providing direction as needed.
Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, mentoring, development, and retention of staff. Includes but not limited to development of plan for staff reporting, performance and compensation reviews, and succession planning.
Contracts with and manages sub-consultants for public/community relations, graphic design, and other outside work when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
What You’ll Need:
- Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism or related field and 10 years relevant experience including 2 years supervisory/ lead experience
What We Prefer:
Master's degree in Political Science, Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism or related field
APR, PMP, or IABC certification
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Bellevue, WA (Seattle), Seattle, WA (Downtown)
The approximate pay range for Washington is $143,248.22 - $263,148.84. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent on factors, including but not limited to, the individual’s qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as physical work location within the state.
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Job Type: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Category: Public Engagement and Communications Group